One of the most fun things about being a woman is having the ability to change your look. Makeup is a the perfect avenue for this. Although, with brands and choices galore, it can somewhat be overwhelming.
Whether you’re on a serious budget or have the cash to spend, here’s a little something for every beauty’s wallet.
Concealer would be my must have if I were stuck on a deserted island with only one essential item. Concealer helps you look less tired, puffy and evens out your skin tone.
Maybelline “Fit Me” concealer is an inexpensive but luxurious product, and the tub lasts forever! At only $6 from any local drugstore, it’s worth trying out. If you want a more expensive option, try Amazing Concealer. Although it’s $28, you only need a tiny dab to cover under your eyes, so the tub will last you at least two months.
Every gal needs a great mascara to make her eyes pop. Men love long, luscious lashes and, come on, we do too. Diorshow is a fan favorite of celebrities but at $25 it is a bit on the pricier side, since you can go through mascara pretty quick. A good, cheaper alternative is L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara which comes in right around the $5 mark. Carbon Black is a perfect shade for a dark, lush, nighttime lashes.
Side note – Please invest in a eyelash curler. Your eyelashes will automatically look longer if you use this tool, before putting on mascara. Beware though, you should not use a curler after you put on mascara. This can lead to lash breakage.
Bronzer, bronzer, bronzer. Everyone looks better sunkissed, and bronzer is ideal for the woman who spends most of her time indoors. There are a ton of great bronzers out there but some of them have an orange tint, so make sure you pick one that is more brown based. You don’t want to look like Lilo here. Lorac TANtalizer is an extravagant product that is natural and better for your skin. It costs right around $30 and is available in most beauty or department stores. For my budget babes, Milani’s Bronzer XL is huge, lasts forever and only costs $10.
An eye shadow palette is truly a must-have in any woman’s beauty box. Choosing one with a variety of neutral colors is perfect for changing up your look from day-to-night. NYX Cosmetics Eye Shadow Palette for smokey eyes comes with ten color choices and only costs $10! Urban Decay’s Naked Palette is $54, but has over ten colors to master your smouldering look. The Naked Palette collection comes in 3 beautiful versions. If you buy this eye shadow palette, you won’t have to buy any other shadows for a year.
Makeup should always enhance your inner beauty. Try and play up one feature, while keeping the rest minimal, and you are bound to look gorgeous!
What are some of your favorite beauty products?